Not only is next week spring break, but it’s our nine year anniversary the following week and we’re going on a road trip then too! That is a lot of road trips for April. I’d like to believe we are still just as adventurous as how we started. Probably more so. Having kids together is an awfully big adventure, isn’t it? Not to mention making costumes, launching careers, planning trips, taking photographs, and just plain being married. There’s really nothing plain about it at all. This spring is OUR spring.
I haven’t always had the best car luck – which I’ve detailed here in the past! Sadly, I had lost an old car by not changing its oil ever – back when I was 19 and on my way to a Cranberries concert, no less! I never got to see the Cranberries (STILL), and I apparently didn’t learn my lesson because when I was in Maine – at age 25 – and with the man I would someday marry, I nearly ran into a similar fate. That said, I’m the most road-tripping person I know, and I have gotten way better about car care now that I have kids. I have such big plans for them – starting next week – and hopefully lasting.. forever. Are they up to the task?
1 – Clean and protect your car ANYWHERE and ANYTIME with Armor All.
Yes, it’s that good. I use Armor All Ultra Shine Wash Wipes, Armor All Ultra Shine Wax Wipes, and Armor All Ultra Shine Tire & Trim Shine Sponges. This three step solution set is only available at Walmart, and it’s your absolute go-to for making your car shine anywhere and anytime – no need for a hose, a bucket, and messy soap. Clean and protect your car EASILY.
Not only do we take pride in our car and love to see it shine by washing, waxing and shining it, I can’t believe how easy it is too. This is the perfect solution for all your exterior car cleaning needs – easy as 1, 2, 3!
You can see the shine instantly. I get all THREE products at Walmart in the Automotive Section. All are pre-moistened and treated, so you need nothing else to clean the exterior of your car. No bucket, no soap, no hose, and no buffing.
Take advantage of the $2.00 off any one (1) of the Armor All Ultra Shine Wipes from Walmart, while supplies last!
2 – Oil changes are really important! Don’t be like me! Take your vehicle in for regular oil changes or do if ourself if you’re inclined! Also have the brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant and power-steering fluids checked.
3 – Get your battery checked. Mine kicked it last spring, luckily before we left for any adventures. It’s cheaper to pay for a new battery for your car than it is to pay for a tow truck, a new battery, and any labor and repairs. Trust me!
4 – Traveling with kids? Designate a place in your car for their belongings. If it’s like it is in my car, their items will otherwise fly around. Try to clean frequently. Food and toys and garbage will build up fast.
5 – Clean and protect your windshield. Clean your windshield inside and out. Not only that, replace worn wiper blades for safety. I have gotten adept at this since having kids, although I should have been doing it anyway!
6 – Brakes save lives. It doesn’t cost a lot to get your brakes checked, and most likely your mechanic will look at the whole system. Also make sure your brake lights (and all exterior lights) work as well.
7 – Tires. Do you know how to fix a flat tire? Consider learning before your trip and having all the right tools, at the very least. Learn how to check the air in your tires, as well as the tread depth. We go on mountain roads a lot!